Continuing from 7 Divorce Tips: What You Can Do to Facilitate the Divorce Process (Pt. 1), here, we will reveal some more helpful divorce tips to keep in mind if you are focused on resolving your divorce case as efficiently and favorably as possible.
More Invaluable Divorce Tips
Divorce Tip #3 – Inventory Your Marital Property and Debt.
From a logistical point of view, a very helpful divorce tip that can facilitate the upcoming divorce process is to get a handle on your marital assets versus debt (i.e., your marital financial situation). As you do this, here are a few important things to keep in mind:
- Make copies of all important financial documents – These can include bank statements, tax documents, mortgage loan documents, insurance documents, etc.
- Create an inventory of your marital property – This can be very helpful later in the event that an ex tries to hide any assets in the divorce case.
- Consider closing joint lines of credit – As you take stock of your marital debt, you may want to consider closing your joint lines of credit so that your ex doesn’t have an opportunity to run up your marital debt at some point in the future.
Divorce Tip #4 – Choose Your Battles Carefully and Try to Be Open to Compromise.
It’s not uncommon for divorce cases to erupt in disputes, particularly if the marriage ended on bad terms. While avoiding disputes in divorce can be an effective way to reduce the costs and duration of the process:
- You should, of course, fight for what is important to you (after all, this is your divorce). For instance, if you are intent on getting custody or visitation with your children, you should absolutely fight for this.
- You should, however, also be willing to compromise (if and when possible) on issues that are less important to you.
By being open to compromise, you can:
- Resolve some of the issues of your divorce faster.
- Potentially inspire the spirit of compromise in your ex, as if you show that you are willing to give up a little to advance the divorce process, your ex may also be willing to do so on issues that are important to you.
We will uncover some final important divorce tips in the upcoming conclusion to this blog series. Don’t forget to check it out!
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